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20 September 2007

Blog Swap: Saurian Sagacity

This week the Hotty Toddy Blog is swapping a post with Saurian Sagacity, a Florida Gator Blog. Below is a post from Saurian Sagacity for the Hotty Toddy Blog. The views expressed in this blog are those of Saurian Sagacity. To view the Hotty Toddy Blog comments visit Saurian Sagacity.


Ole Miss. What can we say about Ole Miss? When we came up this blogswap idea, we thought about exchanging thoughts on the upcoming game and perhaps a few jabs at our opponents and their fans. All in the spirit of good fun, of course. But what to say about Ole Miss?Let's put it this way, both my co-blogger Mergz and I came up with the same thing: been to Oxford, nice town, other than that... we got nothing. What can be more deflating than knowing that there's no reason for us to hate you? That your presence on the schedule is seen as an automatic W for almost every other team in our league?Sorry, but it's true. I don't take in pleasure in that. Still that leaves me with nothing to say about Ole Miss. So here goes an attempt at a stream of consciousness:

Chucky Mullins. Sad. I was a student at Florida when he got hurt.Archie Manning. Unfortunately most of his QB genes went to Peyton.Rebels. How is it that Ole Miss can recruit a single black player with that nickname?Ron Zook. 0-3 against the State of Mississippi. A feat that will soon find you recruiting in the hinterlands of the great white north.Michael Oher and the Blind Side. Good book. Not as good as Moneyball but good.Ole Piss. Never heard anyone refer to your school that way, exception Internet message boards.I had a roommate from Oxford once. His father was an Ole Miss professor. He smelled. Bad.

I guess one thing I could do to cheer you guys up is pile on your in-state rival, Mississippi State. I had the misfortune of attending a conference once in Starkville. I turned on the faucet in the sink of my hotel room and the water coming out was the color of Coca-Cola. I called the front desk and explained that it seemed like unfiltered water was coming into my room directly from the mighty Mississippi river, complete with loads of sediment. The girl on the other end of the phone seemed amused. "That's the way the water is in Starkville." Note to self, never return to Starkville.

Actually, Ole Miss fans can take comfort in the fact that Florida actually trails Ole Miss in the series 9-11-1. But (and there's always a but) 7 of those 11 victories for the Rebels were before1959. 2 of the remaining 5 victories were against Gator teams that were (mis)led by the aforementioned Ron Zook. We don't count those years. If Florida were Russia we would have had Ron Zook's name removed from all the records and had him airbrushed out of all the team photographs. Steve Spurrier's Gators faced Ole Miss twice,winning both times. It's now up to Urban Meyer to return to the natural order of things and put the Rebels right back where they should have been all along, next to a penciled-in W on the Gators' schedule. The Vegas line for the game is 23 points.

Of course, having said all that, we probably just jinxed the crap out of ourselves. While losing to Ole Miss this year would be devastating, it would certainly give us a reason to hate you next year.

Good luck.

7 comments:

travis said...

What a freaking prick.

Gator Boys said...

lol travis. I was thinking the same thing. How can the Rebels recruit black players?????? Your symbol is a confederate flag!

Henry Gomez said...

I honestly wasn't trying to be a prick. I guess I could have talked about more positive things like the grove which I understand is a kick-ass atmosphere. The only thing is that the one time I visited Oxford it wasn't a game weekend and I was only passing through.

Anyway, if you beat us this weekend, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your team put the pricks in their place.

Seriously. Sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone.

Seth said...

gator boys our symbol is not a confederate flag. It hasnt been associated with the university for 20-30 years. The flags have been banned in the stadium for 10 or so years. You will see a few in the Grove but you will see the same amount at any SEC tailgating.

Anonymous said...

hey gator pricks - I am the owner (via inheritance) of a book about Gator Football History. And guess what - it features a picture of a Gator Game with a football field size CONFEDERATE FLAG being displayed by the Gator Band during half time.

Also - I attended my mothers 50th reunion at UF in 2003 and guess what? No blacks! Lilly WHITE.

Please think twice before you cast stones pricks!

Henry Gomez said...

As you might be able to tell from my name, I'm not exactly lily white. But then again, we're the Gators not the Rebels. One line in a post that was supposed to be irreverent, aren't we a tad touchy?

Henry Gomez said...

Congrats on a great game. You deserved to win.

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